Friday, March 02, 2007

The Diamond Sutra
The Diamond Sutra takes the from of a dialogue between Sakyamuni Buddha and the disciple Subhuti. In it the Buddha expounds the notion that that the self and the world around us are ultimately illusory: 'The appearance of self is actually no appearance. The appearance of others, the appearance of living beings and the appearance of a life are actually not appearances'. The world that we think is real is no more than 'a dream, an illusion, a bubble or a shadow.'

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